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20 April 2018


Conversion therapy declared a fraudulent practice by California state Assembly

LATEST NEWS | By Alex Madison | Apr 19

Conversion therapy declared a fraudulent practice by California state Assembly

King talks of lifelong fight for equality at SF event

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Apr 18

Billie Jean King's lifelong fight for equality began when she was 12 years old, when the junior tennis player was practicing at the Los Angeles Tennis Club.

Baker exhibit at SFO opens

NEWS | By BAR staff | Apr 18

Exhibit on Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag opens at San Francisco International Airport.

LYRIC celebrates 30 years helping queer youth

NEWS | By Tony Taylor | Apr 18

For the only time this year, doors to the purple house on Castro's Collingwood Street will be open to the public as the Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center celebrates 30 years.

Drag queen competes for SF Carnaval title

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 18

A Peruvian drag queen who works for the city's health department is among those competing to be crowned the first Drag Majesty titleholder for Carnaval San Francisco 2018.

Gay former SJ school trustee sentenced to jail

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Apr 18

Gay former San Jose school board trustee John Lindner was sentenced to 60 days in county jail last week for embezzling nearly $30,000 school campaign funds and misleading investigators.

Lawsuit filed in ADAP data breach

LEGAL | By Alex Madison | Apr 18

Lambda Legal files lawsuit against former contractor for California ADAP enrollment program.

Political Notebook: SF and Cork, Ireland to take joint stand for LGBT rights

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 18

San Francisco and Cork, Ireland will take a joint stand for LGBT rights next week by seeking to be the first cities in their countries to join a global network of municipalities committed to protecting the rights of their LGBT citizens.

Editorial: Re-imagining Castro Street Fair

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Apr 18

We encourage interested community members to attend a meeting this weekend to reinvigorate the long-running Castro Street Fair.

Arts & Culture

That ol' black magic!

THEATER | By Sari Staver | Apr 18

Drag performer Black Benatar will host a "black magic salon" at Brava's Theater Center Cabaret, 2481 24th St., on Thurs., April 19, at 7:30 p.m.

The Roxie Theater does April

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Apr 18

The Roxie Theater concludes its April calendar (4/20-30) with a lovely goulash of seldom-seen, minor art-house classics.

Semaphored gay history

BOOKS | By Tim Pfaff | Apr 18

Two ghosts loom over Martin Duberman's new memoir, "The Rest of It: Hustlers, Cocaine, Depression, and Then Some 1976-1988" (Duke University Press), neither of them named in the lengthy subtitle.

Suddenly, this April

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | Apr 18

All of a sudden we got really booked up! We don't remember when our datebook full of arts events went on overdrive, but it's been a while since we've caught up, Dear Reader, and in the interim Out There has been more out than in.

Other Minds' sound poetry compels

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Apr 18

Other Minds Festival 23 recently finished a week of events dedicated to new and old sound poetry at ODC Theater, San Francisco. Subtitled "The Wages of Syntax," the series covered a range of vocal expression, from language as music to performance art.

Who's afraid of 'The Boys in the Band?'

BOOKS | By Brian Bromberger | Apr 18

The Boys in the Band: Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics, edited by Matt Bell (Wayne State University Press), is a hodgepodge of professorial contributions discussing aspects of the film/play.


Adam Ramzi: Smart & sexy porn stud costars at The Nob Hill Theatre

SEXUALITY | By Cornelius Washington | Apr 18

It is rare that a man in 21st-century modern gay pornography is able to balance Armani male model looks, physicality and unbridled sexuality, with a brain and degree to match.

Trog delight: Joan Crawford's monstrous cinematic swan song at Oasis

DRAG | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Apr 18

Widely considered to be the worst film in legendary movie star Joan Crawford's filmography, Trog returns to the stage as Trog Live at Oasis in what promises to be both a campy spoof and a reverential homage to the cult classic.

Collateral damage: Kink communities censored by Federal overreach

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Apr 18

One of the ramifications of badly worded legislation is that often there are unintended collateral damage consequences.

Leather Events, April 19 - May 4

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Apr 18

There's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Nightlife Events, April 19-26

NIGHTLIFE | By BARtab Staff | Apr 18

Parties galore fill our calendar, with many Spring events budding up on 4/20. Hmmm.

Shining Stars: 2018 Besties @ Oasis

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Apr 18

Winners, nominess, and fans of the 2018 Besties LGBTQ Best of the Bay Readers Choice Awards celebrated the Bay Area Reporter's eighth annual winners issue...